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here. we have exclusive pictures on the takedown. the suspect who police say lombd new jersey, running from police, holding a gun. tonight, the exclusive video of him hauled off on a gurney. and breaking right now, the interrogation. the fbi and this que he acting alone? brian ross, standing by with what authorities say they have just found in his home. the race for president. and who will america trust in moment these? tonight, donald trump's response. hillary clinton's reyou decide. also tonight, the unarmed father of four and his suv breaking down. t, the video here, and now, the outrage.
water. did the company and authorities keep it from the people who live there? we're getting answers. and, no gas. the signs now across several states tonight. why are gas stations running out? and what does this mean now for gas prices? good evening. and we begin tonight with that dramatic takedown after terror swept through parts of new york city and new jersey, when bombs and authorities tonight say they have their man. this evening, exclusive video from our station, wabc here in new york, showing the man on the right there, trying to get away. you can see, he's holding a gun. chased by police. shot several times in the gun battle, and our team was there as he was hauled off on that gurney. injured, but conscious. and tonight, as we come on the air, we've learned authorities are now at his home. and we have learned that several more devices have been
>> reporter: tonight, the dramatic takedown. >> there's a guy shooting a gun, shots fired. shots gs fired. >> reporter: a bystander captured the moment as police confront the suspect. shs.ad to be around 15 to 20 >> reporter: surveillance video captures the suspect attempting to flee. a gun in his hand. a unfolds ju after police released this image ahmad khan rahami. when mid-morning, the owner of a bar in linden, new jersey, arrives at work and seeing a man sleeping in his hallway, he calls police. the responding officer approaching the sleeping man and recognizes the suspect from his beard. >> within a matter of seconds, the suspect fired on him. he had his vest on, and he was hit in his vest, so, that saved him.
intense if is. >> he wasn't standing back and shooting at them, he was just randomly shooting. >> multiple shots. the officer's awake. >> reporter: another officer is injured in the firefight. and then, this image. the suspect on the ground, injured, but alive. surrounded by law enforcement. >> that's the bomb suspect right there, look at him. >> that's him. >> man, this is crazy. >> reporter: still conscious, are hammy is placed on a stretcher. his arm bloodied and his right shoulder bandaged as he's taken to the hospital. the takedown, 48 hours after the first device exploded. >> shut down the run. get them out of the boardwalk. >> reporter: first, a pipe bomb goes off along the route of a run to benefit the marines. then, this powerful explosion strikes a busy new york city neighborhood. in this video, you can hear the blast.
pressure cooker is found just four blocks north. >> this was an intentional act. >> reporter: the next night, two men find a backpack near the train station on elizabeth, pip. as police acontempt to disarm them, one of the robots cut as line, causing this explosion. that blast, less than three miles from where authorities finally caught up with the man they say is connected to it all. >> and linsey davis joins and you reported there, the officer hit by a bullet, hit by a vest, one of two officers injured. how are they doing tonight? >> reporter: yeah, david, fortunately, he was wearing that vest. the other officer was grazed by a bullet. both of them are expected to be okay. as for the 29 people injured in the chelsea blast, as of tonight, david, they are all out of the hospital. >> that is great news, as well. linsey davis live in new jersey. thank you. as we reported at the top here, authorities are at the suspect's
discovered more of those devices. we are also learning more about the suspect's past. the family owning a fried chicken restaurant, claiming they were discriminated against because they are muslmuslim. abc's chief iestigative correspondent brian ross tonight. >> reporter: authorities tonight tell abc news, ahmad rahami is refusing to answer any questions or even give his name, as the fbi builds its case against the after began-born naturalized u.s. citizen. >> we have every reason to be terror. >> reporter: as a taenseteenage graduated in 2007 and was remembered as a clean-cut kid, interested in sports and girls. >> ahmad had a girlfriend. who became pregnant. who was far along in her pregnancy at the prom. and i kw she ended up, they ended up giving birth to a baby girl. >> reporter: after a year at junior college, are hammy worked at the family restaurant, first
elizabeth, new jersey. beneath the family's second floor apartment, which the fbi searched today. in 2011, his family sued the city of elizabeth, claiming discrimination against muslims because the city imposed a 10:00 clostiing me on e restaurant. >> we had some code enforcement problems and noise complaints. >> reporter: there was other trouble. court records reviewed by abc news show rahami was accused in 2014 of stabbing a relative in the leg, but a grand jury failed to indict and u.s. officials tell abc news tonight that over the last few years, rahami traveled to afghanistan and pakistan, including almost a year, beginning in quetta, pakistan, between april of 2013 and march 2014, later telling authorities he had a wife in pakistan. >> if they spent more than a few days, it raises suspicions that while they were there, they will have been recruited by terrorist groups. >> reporter: friends say he was
goal was to become a big-time terrorist, rahami was a failure. surveillance cameras spotted him saturday night, and then also saw him at the second location a short time later. even more revealing, the bomb that did not explode was connected to a cell phone, which the fbi was able in only a few hours, to track right back to rahami. >> all right, so, let's get right to brian ross tonight, because word of those devices discovered in his home, a lot of this question so many people have. was he acting alone? >> reporter: so far, there's been no indication of a large-scale, full-blown terror cell. but officials say they do have the other devices in the search of the home and there remains open question if he had acome polices who helped him in some ways and late tonight, david, the fist charges filed against him for attempted murder, because of that shootout with police. >> all right, brian ross with us tonight. brian, thank you. we are also learning more about a separate attack at a
potential act of terrorism there. a knife-wielding man injured nine before being brought down by offdutyice office justice correspondent pierre thomas tonight. >> reporter: the suspect was the fbi's worst nightmare. a loan wolf with no known ties to terror, attacking a shoppg in mall on a busy saturday evening. >> t a victim who was asked if they were muslim. >> reporter: in five minutes of terror, officer.a de survivor says adan attacked anyone in his path. >> he started striking one in the back of the head, who pregnant female. >> reporr: within hours, isis cltybi adan one of its soldiers. his family, shocked. >> are you aware that isis is saying he was a soldier?
>> reporter: and pierre thomas with us live from our washington bureau tonight. was this man on the fbi's radar, pierre? >> reporter: david, tonight our sources are telling us, so far, the case shows no ties to isis. that's what's so disturbing, especially given the fact the fbi is tracking 800 isis sympathizers here in the u.s. >> pierre thomas with us, as well. thup, pierre. and now, to the politics of terror. both candidates responding and swiftly, but w approaches. and look at these numbers tonight, the most recent polling, on who americans trust to handle terrorism. hillary clinton, 48%, donald trump, 45%. a virtual tie. and who would be the better commander in chief? clinton, 50%, trump, 45%. again, within the margin of so, tonight, we let both of their approaches on this place out, and you decide. here's abc's tom llamas from florida tonight. >> reporter: tonight, donald
treatment. >> today, we have caught this evil thug. he will be given a fully modern and updated hospital room. and he'll probably even have room service, knowing the way our country is. >> reporter: on the night of the new york explosion, trump was quick to declare it a bombing, before all the facts were in. >> i must tell you that just before i got off the plane, a bomb went off in new york and nobody knows exactly what's going on. >> reporter: today, he congratulated himself for being ahead of the game. >> i should be a news caster, because i called it before the news. but what i said was exactly correct. and everybody says, while he was right, he called it too soon. okay, give me a break. >> reporter: trump says the attack highlights a broken immigration system. >> in many cases, this is cancer from within. nobody really knows who it is, what's happening, they're plotting. they keep plotting. >> reporter: he's calling onc again for increased profiling. >> our local police, they know who a lot of these people are. they're afraid to do anything
want to be accused of profiling. and they don't want to be accused of all sorts of things. do we have a choice? >> reporter: when the bomb went off saturday night, hillary clinton addressed reporters on her plane, alsot a bombing before officials did. >> i think it's always wiser to before making conclusions. >> reporter: clinton says trump's words are a recruiting tool for isis. >> that the kinds of rhetoric used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries. >> reporter: and clinton temperament. the issue of >> this is a fast-moving situation and a sobering reminder that we need steady leadership in a dangerous world. >> so, let's get right to tom llamas, live in florida with us tonight. tom, that first debate now one week away. the stakes could not be higher. and tonight, we're learning the key topics?
the commission on presidential debates has released the topics for the first debate. they'll be america's direction, achieving prosperity and securing america. we do know that hillary clinton is deepn her debate prep. donald trump is choosing to prepare over this coming weekend. david? >> tom llamas with us again tonight. tom, thank you. hillary clinton, of course, there weighing in on the investigation today, but she was in pennsylvania today, to rally young voters, saying not voting is not an option. it comes after the president made a very personal plea to get out the vote, too, saying it to vote. and donald trump making it clear himself that he is going after his base, as well. here's abc's cecilia vega on that part of the story tonight. >> reporter: hillary clinton on a pennsylvania college campus today, making her pitcho t the very voters she has struggled to win over. >> if i'm in the white house, young people
will always have a seat at any table where any decision is being made. >> reporter: young voters
it has been a tougher sell. >> not voting is not an option. >> reporter: with 50 days to go, she is calling in the backup to the democratic base. president obama over the weekend delivering a roaring and deeply personal appeal to black voters. >> i will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets
down its guard and fails to activate itself in is election. you want to give me a good send >> reporter: both camps now trying to tap into the party faithful. >> she wants to destroy your second amendment. >> reporter: and then, this -- >> i think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. they should disarm. right? right? take their guns away, she doesn't want guns. take their -- let's see what happens to her. >> reporter: the clinton campaign obviously not happy. they characterize that as a joke about assassination.
violence. an adviser for trump says he was being sarcastic. david? >> cecilia vega, thank you. overseas here tonight, and the week-long cease-fire in syria is barely hanging on, if at all tonight. fighting in several locations, including embattled aleppo. the syrian military calling the cease-fire over. the u.s. and russian not giving up just yet. these u.n. aid trucks had just you a leaved into more than half were attacked. at least 12 people reported killed. and we should note here that for more than a year we've been following syrian refugees here in america. what life has been like for them, and we ask, who have vetting them before we get here? s that's tomorrow night, right here on "world news tonight," and on a special edition of "nightline." in the meantime, there is still much more ahead on "rld news tonight" this monday. the deadly police shooting. the unarmed father whose suv broke down. police shooting him dead a short time later. the video, right here.
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